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Sources of Law
Terms in this set (16)
law established based on the outcome of former court cases
law that deals with relationships between people such as disagreements about contracts, family matters, property disputes; not as serious as a crime
law that focuses on interpreting the U.S. Constitution
law that deals with crimes and the punishments for those crimes
law that deals with people who are under the age of 18
laws that apply only to people in the military; such as Uniform Code of Military Justice
laws passed by Congress or a state legislature
law based on customs and prior legal decisions
Code of Hammurabi
a written code of rules that guided the ancient society of Babylon; dates back to 1772 B.C.
a document written by English
nobles in 1215 constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges, and holding the king accoun table to follow the law
an earlier event or action or court decision that is an example or guide to be considered in future cases or circumstances.
when one person or group sues another person or group in civil court for damages or things they suffered
A serious criminal offense punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year
a crime or offense that is less serious than a felony; jail is up to a maximum of a year
rules governing the operation of all government programs that have the force of law even though they are not laws
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